Welcome to the Fire Engineering Fire Dynamics topic center, the industry's most trusted resource for information on fire behavior, dynamic fire events, and the latest fire-related research. Recognizing these events is critical to successful firefighting operations and here firefighters will find what they need to know regarding best practices, personal protective equipment, and the latest science and technology to survive these forces on the fireground.

The Job: Flow Path and Door Control

November 22, 2013

P.J. Norwood discusses recent findings from fire science regarding ventilation, particularly regarding door control and flow path.

Illinois Firefighter Recovering from Injuries

November 20, 2013

A firefighter is recovering from injuries he sustained while trying to check on a resident in an exposure building during a fire in Champaign, Illinois.

Tennessee Firefighter Injured in Lodge/Restaurant Fire

November 15, 2013

One firefighter was injured in a fire that heavily damaged a business in Townsend, Tennessee.

Firefighter Shocked at Scene of Virginia House Fire

November 14, 2013

A firefighter suffered a mild electric shock at the scene of a house fire yesterday in Henrico County, Virginia.

Two Seriously Injured in Kentucky Fire

November 13, 2013

Two people were seriously injured in a fire and possible explosion at an apartment building in Danville, Kentucky.

San Bernardino (CA) Firefighter Struck by Power Line at Fire

November 12, 2013

A San Bernardino (CA) fire captain avoided injury Monday after being struck by a power line at a fire scene.

Fresno (CA) Fire Department Releases Transitional Attack Helmet-Cam Video

November 8, 2013

The Fresno Fire Department recently released this firefighter helmet-cam video demonstrating a "transitional" attack at a residential structure fire.

Firefighters Hurt in Possible Flashover at San Jose (CA) Residential Fire

November 7, 2013

One firefighter was hospitalized with minor injuries after a blast knocked several crew members down during a fire at a vacant home in San Jose, California.

Three Killed in House Fire in Chicago Suburb

November 6, 2013

Three people were killed in an overnight fire in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois.

ISFSI Releases Position Statement on Fire Dynamics Research and Tactics

October 30, 2013

Given the latest research in fire dynamics and the potential impact on firefighter safety, the ISFSI board of directors unanimously releases this position statement.